Sunday, May 20, 2012

Robin Gibb Has Died

BBC: Bee Gees' Singer Robin Gibb Dies After Cancer Battle. He was 62.

The song "I Started A Joke" was written in 1968. This is a live performance in 1968 at Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia. Robin is around 19 years old here.

"Massachusetts" was written in 1967. Robin said of this song, "it is not literally talking about people going back to Massachusetts but represents all the people who want to go back to somewhere or something."

This is live at Melbourne in 1989. He's about 40 years old here and has sang this song probably hundreds of times. Still puts his soul into it.

I posted about him back in November of last year when I saw this photo. His emaciated face reminded me of someone with cachexia, a wasting condition seen with late-stage cancer.

1 comment:

Dr. Mel said...

So sad. Loved those songs.